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Auditors give town high marks

Cash surplus is "very good"

The Town of Jamestown is fiscally sound, according to a report issued this week by an independent auditing agency. More...

News

Interim librarian introduces new programs for kids

Interim Children's Librarian Denise Wilson has a host of exciting children's programs in mind for the upcoming months. Wilson has been filling in for children's librarian Rowena Burke since early this fall when Burke left on a medical leave. More...

Theater company offers $20 tickets

Trinity Repertory Company announced that it plans to continue its tradition of making a night at the theater affordable for all by making 5,000 $20 tickets available for the rest of its 2008-2009 season. More...

Zoo offers several volunteer opportunities

Roger Williams Park Zoo is looking for outgoing, friendly people who share a passion for animals, nature, conservation and education to join the zoo's volunteer programs. Currently, the zoo is seeking a volunteer to join the docent program. More...

Sam Bari

The season of good intentions

You can't beat a system you can't understand

January is a special month. It is a month of hope, promise, and fulfi llment of dreams. It is that time of year when success is just around the corner, and people are confident that failure has abandoned their vocabularies. More...

About Town

Create a field guide at children's workshop

Children can create their own field guide at a new workshop at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum's Green Kid's Club. Join the club for an afternoon of nature study with the Rhode Island Wild Plant Society. More...

New winter hours at the Press

The Jamestown Press has new winter hours effective Wednesday, Jan. 14. The Press office will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office will close at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. More...

Guys and girls movie nights at teen center

The Jamestown Teen Center will host movie nights for the "ladies" and the "fellas," starting Tuesday, Jan. 13. Jamestown teens have selected movies with an important theme to show at the Teen Center. The first "Ladies Night" is on Tuesday, Jan. More...

Obituaries

Paul L. Russell, 78

Paul L. Russell, 78, of North Kingstown, formerly of Jamestown, died peacefully Tuesday at his daughter's home in Portsmouth, holding her hand. He was the husband of the late Carolyn M. (Tombley) Russell. More...

Janice Mattingly, 67

Janice Mattingly, 67, of North Stonington, Conn., died Monday. She was the beloved wife of Robert F. Mattingly Jr. and they were married 46 years. Born in Newport, she was a daughter of Ruth (Champion) Locke and the late George Locke. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

CITATION STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT PETITION TO FORECLOSE TAX LIEN N. M. No. More...

Ice covered

The wintery mix of snow, sleet and ice that fell Tuesday night left trees on North Main Road covered with an icy glaze. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Town seeks federal aid for improvement project

The Town Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, Jan. 12 to discuss the application for federal funds to help finance the downtown improvement project. Town Administrator Bruce Keiser announced at the Jan. More...

A penguin swan dive

A brave person takes a swan dive into icy Mackerel Cove waters as part of the annual Penguin Plunge on New Year's Day. The air temperature was 10 degrees at noon. Photo by Vic Richardson More...

Editorial

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Imagine an oil refinery on Conanicut Island

• EDITORIAL •

An oil refinery in Jamestown, you say? No way! Think about it for a moment. Where today there are beautiful homes in East Passage Estates we would instead see massive crude oil storage tanks. More...

Letters to the Editor

51 species sighted in winter bird count

The annual Conanicut Island Bird Count was held on Saturday, Jan. 3. Participation was down, as were the birds, most likely due to the cold, windy weather (25-35 degrees with winds gusting to 40 mph). The total species tally was 51. More...

Welcome housing authority director

I would like to thank the V.F.W. for giving the seniors a Christmas party at the Pemberton Apartments. A good time was had by all. Also, thank you to the Jamestown Housing Authority for the community breakfast held at Pemberton Apartments. More...

Many thanks for lock-in success

The Jamestown Teen Center would like to thank all who helped to make the "Dodge the Holiday Blues" lock-in and dodge ball tournament a success. I would like to thank the Jamestown Education Foundation for providing us special funding. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Jan. 8 8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, fee 2 - 6 p.m., Teen center, grades 7 - 12, recreation center 5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church 8 p.m., Gamblers Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The query about Westall's brought replies from ice cream lovers and more stories about the telephone company. Shirley Hull said that Westall's was where Chopmist Charlie's is today. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of January 8

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 100 years ago came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

Happy New Year! We hope you are looking forward to the coming months with cheerful anticipation. At the historical society, the winter and early spring are times for planning and organizing. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Jan. 8 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets. Tuesday, Jan. 13 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Conservation Commission meets. Wednesday, Jan. 14 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Harbor Management Commission meets. More...

FIRE & EMS

Fire runs 9:30 a.m., Jan. 1, Special Services 1 was sent to Mackerel Cove to stand by for the Penguin Plunge. 6:44 p.m., Jan. 1, Car 1 and Special Services 1 went to Longfellow Road for a water emergency. 12:37 p.m., Jan. More...

POLICE LOG

Driving on a suspended license charged • Tiasa Loignon, 26, of Warwick, was charged Jan. 1 with driving on a suspended license during a routine traffic stop, police said. A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Jan. More...